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Two Cases Of The Bubonic Plaque Have Resurfaced In China Two Cases Of The Bubonic Plaque Have Resurfaced In China
- July 08, 2020

Authorities has asked its citizens to improve self-protection awareness and ability. In May 2019, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after they ate the raw kidney of a marmot. The UN health agency said it was notified by China on July 6 of a case of bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia. Four people in Inner Mongolia were diagnosed with the disease in November, two of whom had the more serious pneumonic plague . (more...)
World Health Organization says bubonic plague outbreak in China is being 'well-managed' World Health Organization says bubonic plague outbreak in China is being 'well-managed'
- July 08, 2020

The first recorded Black death pandemic took place during the 6th century, and is known today as the Plague of Justinian , after the ruling emperor of Eastern Rome at the time, Justinian I. The UN health agency said it was notified by China on Monday of a case of bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia. Marmots are a type of large ground squirrel that is eaten in some parts of China and the neighboring country Mongolia, and which have historically caused plague outbreaks in the region. (more...)
Covid-19: Airborne transmission can't be ruled out, says WHO Covid-19: Airborne transmission can't be ruled out, says WHO
- July 08, 2020

The letter - whose signatories include many who have worked with the World Health Organization and on its committees - said that "there is every reason to expect" that SARS-CoV2 (the coronavirus that causes Covid-19) is transmissible across distances greater than two metres through airborne microdroplets less than five microns in diameter. (more...)
Chinese mainland reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases Chinese mainland reports 7 new imported COVID-19 cases
- July 08, 2020

While talking about a case in Falkland Islands, a remote South Atlantic archipelago, Jefferson said he was skeptical about a case of the Coronavirus in the region that came from China. "We went up, never came down to baseline, and now we're surging back up". "They are always here and something ignites them, maybe human density or environmental conditions, and this is what we should be looking for". (more...)
Here's the latest sign Florida has lost control of the coronavirus outbreak Here's the latest sign Florida has lost control of the coronavirus outbreak
- July 08, 2020

The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 17,638, and 398 cases have been reported in Monroe County. And the mayor of Miami-Dade County on Friday imposed an indefinite nightly curfew, as well as halted the reopening of entertainment venues, like casinos. (more...)
Party-flipping Rep. Van Drew competes in N.J. primary Party-flipping Rep. Van Drew competes in N.J. primary
- July 08, 2020

The 67-year-old had won the district as a Democrat in 2018, but left the party a year later after voting against impeaching Trump in the House of Representatives. Raafat Barsoom and educator Tom Phillips. Trump won the Republican primary in DE with 87.9% of the vote, and 63 percent of precincts reporting. The district - which encompasses southern New Jersey, including Atlantic City - is considered Republican leaning by The Cook Political Report . (more...)
US’ current state really not good: Fauci US’ current state really not good: Fauci
- July 08, 2020

Fauci, a key member of Trump's coronavirus task force, said the new cases are attributable to reopenings, which in some states have halted due to the resurgence of cases. Some states have been closing restaurants and gyms that recently reopened, but the momentum of the infections has yet to ease. "I don't think we've ever had a situation where you mandated for the general population", Fauci said according to the report. (more...)
Chinese City of Bayannur Warns Residents About Bubonic Plague Chinese City of Bayannur Warns Residents About Bubonic Plague
- July 08, 2020

The warning will stay in place until the end of the year, said the officials. The plague was one of the most fatal diseases in history and was responsible for killing roughly 100 million people in the 14th-century. Even though the plague pandemic of the 1300s is one of the best known, the disease has never really gone away. Bubonic plague bacteria Yersinia pestis . (more...)
Large scale Covid-19 study in Spain suggests herd immunity not feasible Large scale Covid-19 study in Spain suggests herd immunity not feasible
- July 08, 2020

For a population to have reached herd immunity naturally, anywhere from 40% to 60% of the people have to develop antibodies after being exposed to a virus. This means that herd immunity is infeasible and unattainable since 95 percent of the population in Spain remains susceptible to the virus. "At present, herd immunity is hard to achieve without accepting the collateral damage of many deaths in the susceptible population and overburdening of health systems", the report reads. (more...)
States sue US department over virus relief funds for schools States sue US department over virus relief funds for schools
- July 08, 2020

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said it would divert almost $4.2 million "away from taxpayer-funded public schools in our poorest school districts to private institutions - in violation of the requirements established by Congress, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the U.S. (more...)
EPA approves first 2 surface disinfectants to fight coronavirus EPA approves first 2 surface disinfectants to fight coronavirus
- July 08, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in a statement Monday that laboratory testing showed both the Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist are effective against COVID-19. The news comes a month after a CDC survey found that people said they were cleaning more frequently due to the pandemic, but only about half said they really knew how to safely clean and disinfect their home. (more...)
State health officials confirmed 454 new, positive cases of COVID-19 State health officials confirmed 454 new, positive cases of COVID-19
- July 08, 2020

The state is one of only 14 in the USA with flat or declining case growth levels over the past two weeks, according to the COVID Exit Strategy website. There have been no further Covid-19 related deaths in Northern Ireland for a fourth day in a row. For the sixth week running, the number of deaths involving Covid-19 was highest in the north-west. (more...)
White House Pushes To Reopen Schools Despite A Surge In Coronavirus Cases White House Pushes To Reopen Schools Despite A Surge In Coronavirus Cases
- July 08, 2020

In a conference call with U.S. state governors, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be "fully operational" even amid the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Harvard Will Ask Most Undergraduates To Stay Off Campus In The Fall Harvard Will Ask Most Undergraduates To Stay Off Campus In The Fall
- July 08, 2020

On Monday, the Ivy League school announced that it will only allow 40 percent of its undergraduates onto its campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the start of the academic year this fall. Despite the significant changes to the 2020-2021 academic year, Harvard announced that tuition will remain the same. If similar measures are necessary in the spring, the email says, seniors concluding their time at Harvard will be given a blanket invitation to return to campus. (more...)
Mylan gets DCGI nod for remdesivir in India Mylan gets DCGI nod for remdesivir in India
- July 07, 2020

In a survey conducted by LocalCircles, which received 8,329 responses, 93 per cent consumers from 233 districts of India said the legal metrology and drug inspectors should be directed to immediately act against such black marketing of the Remdesivir, which at this point in time, could be termed as a life-saving drug, the letter mentioned. (more...)
Phased reopening in Kenya after months-long coronavirus lockdown Phased reopening in Kenya after months-long coronavirus lockdown
- July 07, 2020

In his 9th address to the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta however extended the 6am-9pm curfew for another 30 days. In addition, worshippers under the age of 13 years and those aged 58 and above as well as those with underlying health conditions have been barred from attending services. (more...)
Scientists say coronavirus is airborne: Will WHO revise its recomendations now? Scientists say coronavirus is airborne: Will WHO revise its recomendations now?
- July 07, 2020

The WHO acknowledges airborne transmission in cases of healthcare workers during medical procedures that produce aerosols . Agra, site of one of India's first big clusters of the virus, remains the worst-affected city in Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state. (more...)
Corona vaccine to be launched on August 15? Ministry gives big information
- July 07, 2020

Earlier on July 2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) wrote to 12 trial sites for the Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Covaxin, stating that all clinical trials need to be completed by August 15. Critics believe the target date is political: 15 August is India's Independence Day, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi traditionally climbs the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi to give a long speech touting his government's achievements and make major announcements. (more...)
Covid lockdowns Covid lockdowns "could cause 1m extra deaths from other diseases"
- July 07, 2020

The survey follows a modelling exercise convened by World Health Organization and UNAIDS in May which forecasted that a six-month disruption in access to ARVs could lead to a doubling in AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 alone. (more...)
Australia: Melbourne heads back into coronavirus lockdown Australia: Melbourne heads back into coronavirus lockdown
- July 07, 2020

A second region in Victoria, where recent COVID-19 cases have been detected and which is home to 44,000 people, will face lockdown restrictions similar to Melbourne. Police and the military say they will patrol dozens of border crossings and use drones and other aircraft to check the vast frontier with other states, where the coronavirus has been contained. (more...)

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